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without those pesky warrants. >> brian: good luck with all the bananas. >> steve: tomorrow on this program, actress jada pinkett smith and one of brian's old buddies from kiss, gene simmons will be joining us live. >> brian: like us, he wears make-up. >> steve: indeed. bill: good morning. a fox news alert. the king of jordan, a friend of the u.s. and israel has been attacked. king abdullah's motorcade has been bombarded are stones. it happened in the southern part of jordan. we are waiting on more from that breaking news when we there in america's newsroom. bombshell testimony shedding light on new theories in the
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casey anthony murder trial. it begins every morning at 9:00 a.m. prosecutors could be wrapping up their case against that young mother. good morning. hope you had a grand weekend. it was wet here in the northeast. i'm bill hemmer, good morning. >> the prosecution has wrapped up graphic testimony from an insect expert supporting the theory that caylee's body was stored in the trunk for several days. >> are these flies frequently found in case of human decomposition. >> yes. >> but also in case not of human decomposition. the body after young child was stored in the trunk of that car for a period time and removed and deposited in another
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location. does that fit with the evidence you found? >> absolutely. bill: phil keating is live outside the courtroom. what were they driving at at that point in testimony there? >> that was an expert witness for the prosecution. but as the defense pointed out to the jury, he's getting paid $400 an hour for his testimonies. the flies tell him, dead adaunt several hundred larvae he found within the trash bag found in the trunk of casey anthony's car indicate and strongly suggest something was decomposing in that car trunk for 3-5 days. the prosecution contends what was decomposing? the body of 3-year-old caylee anthony.
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he found the testified deposited on paper towels in the garbage bag. >> what did you recognize the substance to be? >> i thought it was a good possibility the larvae were there and completing their life cycle that it was most likely decomposition. >> he estimated that caylee anthony had been in the woods for probably close to several months. bill: what did the defense do, motioning for a mistrial based on what? >> reporter: there was a controversial piece of evidence entered into testimony friday. it was a photograph of caylee anthony when she was still alive smiling at the camera. but then through graphic animation it mor it for morphs.
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prosecutors contends her head was so small and nose and mouth so close together. all it would have taken was one piece of duct tape to kill her. the judge aloud it over the objections of the defense because the judge pointed out both prosecutors and defense attorneys are basically coming down to whether the duct tape was the murder weapon. so much is being made about that duct tape, the judge allowed it. bill: phil, thank you. when there are highlights, developments, back to orlando. also you can watch it streaming live on our web site. >> as the field of republican presidential candidates start to take shape brand-new poll
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numbers show mitt romney is emerging as the front runner. former alaska sarah palin is right behind romney at 15%. followed by businessman her man cane, ron fall and tim pawlenty. pawlenty calling the massachusetts healthcare law romney-care. bill: calls for anthony weiner's resignation reaching another level. top members of the democratic party telling him it's time to go. but he's still not stepping down. instead he's checking himself into a rehab center seek treatment. what kind of treatment is he seeking? >> it will be psychological treatment. if he thought that last week was
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bad for him, representative anthony weiner got it a lot worse over the weekend. many more democrats calling for his resignation. it includes the minority leader pelosi. was pelosi. wasserman shultz. it goes and goes over the weekend. and so did the bad publicity. pictures from the house locker room draped in a towel holding his private parts. still there are a few holdouts not calling for his resignation. along them, steny hoyer from maryland. but they have admitted this has become a massive distraction. >> i think he has to consider that option. i don't see how he can proceed
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and effectively represent his constituents. >> this is getting ridiculous. it's a distraction and, yes, he should resign. i don't take pleasure in saying that. he has important work to do and this is a ridiculous distraction. >> reporter: they say all options are on the table and it depend on him talking to his wife huma when she gets back to the u.s. >> some of the people in congressman weiner *'s district are echoing the demands of lawmakers. >> let me tell you something. i keep hearing 56% of his constituent.are supporting them. ready folks? 41% of his district voted against him.
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15,000 people in brooklyn voted against this man because they don't agree with his politics. it's disgraceful, and for nancy pelosi to come out after 10 1/2 days to say he need to get help, it's a little bit too late, madame, you needed to do this 10 days ago, not now. >> weiner's district covers sections of brooklyn and queens. bill: that guy lives down the street from me and around the corner. >> small businesses, according to the bureau of labor statistics, only 500,000 new businesses here at hope were started in a year. that's the weakest growth since the bureau started tracking the data in the early 90s. that is more bad news for unemployment.
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stu varney is the host on the fox news business network. >> reporter: we have a big time employment problem. 505, 473 new startups in the latest period. it sounds like a lot, but in fact it's very, very small. these are the kind of companies we are not starting up. corner stores. restaurants, landscapers, apparel makers. dog groomers. these are startup companies and people are not starting them up in the same kind of numbers we saw just a few short years ago. the problem when you ask why is this happening, the problem seems to be a lot of regulation, energy, finance, healthcare, all of them tightly regulated with a whole bunch of rules not yet written. so the outlook is uncertain. the economy of is just about stalled and unemployment is very high. this really gives president obama a major employment
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problem. today he meet with the jobs council and everybody is waiting to see will the president come up with a new policy on job creation? >> we'll have to wait and see. stu varney, thank you. bill: top, top news for anyone in america that owns a home. this headline in a moment will stun you. those are a few of the top stories making news on a monday morning. also what does the late-night comedian conan o'brien have in common with our 41st president, we wonder. >> behind me the highly admired president of the united states and decorated war hero while i a television host have been chosen to stand here with him. bill: why president hw bush was at dartmouth's graduation. and what he and conan share.
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>> media outlets wanted to know what was inside sarah palin's emails and what wasn't. bill: medicare is adding billions of dollars to our nation's debt, but so far we have on heard of one idea to fix it. >> the irony of this bill is with all this medi-scare that democrats are running. it's obama-care it receive that ends medicare as we know it.  we used to bet who could get closest to the edge.
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this may be a sign of a rare but serious side effect. great ride down. if you have high cholesterol, you may be at increased risk of heart attack and stroke. don't kid yourself. talk to your doctor about your risk and about lipitor. >> new reports that gabrielle giffords could be released from a rehab center by the end of the month. you can see the congresswoman here smiling. her hair cropped short. here is a before and after picture of giffords. you can seat recovery months later, doing great. bill: our best to her. both parties agree something
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must be done to reform medicare. but so far there is on one plan on the table to fix it. and neither side can come to an agreement on congressman paul ryan's plan. >> one conservative democrat vote for it -- >> i wonder who is being partisan about medicare these days and who is not. the sooner we deal with medicare the better off we are. bill: that was 23 hours ago. senator, welcome back to america's newsroom. 25 years taking care of which. >> took care of a lot of people on medicare. bill: you know this perspective from the healthcare industry and you know what patients need. can the paul ryan plan work? >> i believe it can.
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the obama healthcare plan makes it worse because it took $500 billion away from medicare not to save medicare store secure it for future generations, if you would start a whole new government program for someone else. i think that has been a real problem. bill: the $500 billion was in the healthcare law. >> it was. bill: what steny hoyer argued yesterday is there will be changes for seniors. >> the religion plan says nobody over the age of 55 is touched by medicare. it only touches people below age 55. we need to come to a solution. even bill clinton has said to be responsible about the economic situation that we are in, the fact that we are borrowing $2 million a minute. this mountain of debt, we have to fix medicare. bill: when it comes to that
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debt, let me get your impressions about what's napping a moment. democrats will argue taxes have to be raised. revenue has to be raised. at any point during this debate will republicans concede that point or not? >> not on raising taxes, but raising revenue. to me the president's policies are -- he's make it worse. his policies are making the economy worse. he's throwing a wet blanket over the economy. bill: i know you argued there is no budget plan on the table. we have been down that road and nothing has emerged. but right now it's inconclusive. what ryan argued yesterday is the spending cuts and tax reforms that's part of the republican plan, how does that mix in the cutting into the $14 trillion dollar debt. >> you need to cut the spending and grow the economy. but basically you also need a
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balanced budget amendment to the constitution. you can't continue to spend money we don't have and medicare makes the problem worse. people say i paid into medicare. they are right over the course of their life. but their spending will be $350,000 and it's getting harder and harder for people on medicare to find a doctor who wants to take care of them. bill: a lot of us wonder if washington gets it. are they serious about getting rid of $14 trillion in debt? who has shown the courage to take this won. >> paul ryan, tim bo coburn. our problem is that we spend too much. bill: the whole country is about to find out real soon whether gets it. we appreciate your per second tough on this.
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bill: we are hoping the best this morning for the east street
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band's big man reportedly suffering a stroke. clemmons had been suffering from a number of surgeries on his knees and back. his condition is described as seriously ill. he's 69 and recently played with lady gaga on the season finale of "american idol." patti ann: it was 40 years ago today a secret government study of the veeft a number war was leaked. igniting a firestorm in the nixon administration. kelly, the "new york times" began publishing the pentagon papers, but a federal judge stopped them. did lyndon johnson have concerns about these papers being released?
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>> the big question is did he know about it? the latest answer is he did not know of the pentagon papers, but when he heard of their release he believed they on told part of the story about vietnam. the "new york times" began publishing the paper and a judge stopped the publication of the documents through an injunction. that sparked a legal battle over freedom of place. an aide to johnson says the president always wanted to release the papers through his own library and said he thought his decision making about vietnam could with stand full scrutiny. he said the president wanted everything that could be opened used in his memoirs. >> he had the feeling right or wrong, when everything was made
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available and it was laid out on vietnam history was going to understand the reasons for the critical decisions that were made. >> reporter: so today's release of the pentagon papers will take place at the lbj library in texas. the richard nixon library in yorba linda, california and the national archives. patti ann: how do you think he would feel about releasing the papers today. >> reporter: johnson was a fiesty individual who has a way with word with his texas southern drawl. he planned on a meeting with president nixon to ask for all documents to be released. and based on that his former aide you just heard said if johnson were alive today he would say in his texas drawl, what the hell took so long.
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bill: i wonder if we'll learn anything new all these years later. the friend that was the last to see lauren alive. yes says he has no memory of what happened that night. patti ann: news organizations enlisting their readers to help dig for dirt. was anything found and was any of it necessary? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. yeah. well we're the two active ingredients in zegerid otc. i'm omeprazole. and i'm sodium bicarbonate. just one pill a day ... gives you 24-hour relief. & one mission. two ingredients heartburn solved.
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bill: rebel commanders in libya claiming some success against qaddafi's troops. rick has the latest fro tobruk. >> reporter: out in the desert near misrata, rebels raising a flag. but they are taking a lot of casualties. there were 31 killed and 100 wounded friday. six more rebels killed and 40 wounded yesterday. while they claim they have made some advances, qaddafi's forces still causing a lot of casualties and the rebels are
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wondering where are the helicopters nato said they would bring to this fight. is there proof that it was recent? >> anyone who thinks more than 3 months of nato bombings, watch this video of qaddafi wearing black and sunglasses playing chess with the president of the world chess federation. they played a game of chess. we are told it was played sunday. the two exchanged gifts and shook hand. he seems unsure how the game is played. and who won that game. but clearly qaddafi still entrenched there and says that qaddafi told him he has no intention of leaving the count country. a bit of brazen activity.
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bill: if it happened sunday, wow. rick leventhal back on the ground for rick's second tour of duty. patti ann: the friend of a missing indiana college student tells police has memory loss from the night she disappeared. now a new report two hours before she van anywhered spierer helped a friend get home after he was in a scuffle. he claims was punched in the face and has no memory of how the night ended. >> i think we are all hopeful there will be that one nugget of information or one phone call that would come in that would lead to us lauren. at this point that phone call has not been received. that we are still encouraged. >> the person that's not coming
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forward with the information, i beg to you come forward. patti ann: joining us is rob wheeler, a former investigators. thursday night she goes to the sports bar. 2:30 in the morning she leaves with corey rothman. 10 minutes later she arrived at her apartment building with him. there is a scuffle between him and another man. they visit multiple apartments that building. 2:30, her roommate says corey goes to bed, lauren leaves. she is seen walking barefoot. surveillance video does not show her arriving home. her keys and coin purse found in an alley. foil play? >> the police are operating off three theories. is lauren's disappearance the
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result of an altercation that took place with these other individuals in the police have not ruled that out completely. they have identified 10 persons of interest involved in that but so far none of these people pond out. the second period they are work offer of, maybe lauren was the victim of some sexual predator in that community. so they are check that out. i just read where the u.s. marshal service has it involved in this case. they are look at these sexual presented towards. the third theory is whether lauren could have walked away, maybe harmed herself and she could be somewhere waiting on help to come. one of those theories i think the police will zero in on this week. patti ann: corey rothman has hired a lawyer. the lawyer claims that corey haas punched in the case and he
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has no memory of anything else that happened that night. >> we call that convenient amnesia in law enforcement. here is my question. why did this guy run out so quickly and lawyer up. typically as a homicide investigators, when a person runs out quickly and gets an attorney after someone is harmed, we always look at that person with an air of suspicion. that doesn't mean corey was involved but it does raise the level of suspicion with him. why is it he cannot remember something that just happened days ago? patti ann: police are not giving details on who is or is not cooperating. they say there are 10 persons of interest. one of them is corey. one of them is corey's roommate. >> the person said he saw her leave the building. also she has a boyfriend jesse wolf who she apparently was not with that night.
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they say police cannot compel them to come in and cooperate at this point? >> i find that to be the most interesting aspect so far of this case. the police chief made a statement yesterday and i thought this was interesting. he said to the people there we cannot compel people to stay in town. if they want to leave town they have the right to leave town. i'm thinking why did he make that statement? it's almost like he's saying there is someone or maybe a couple of people who left the area, they have not cooperated. they have used the polygraph exam on some people by so far that has not anded out. patti ann: you have got texas equisearch stalking about getting involved. but they say it doesn't look good. one of the focuses was this lake monroe. police got somewhat they call specific tips, but so far that hasn't pond out. how does that play into this. >> they have got 40 tips.
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america's most wanted ran a segment saturday night and they got 40 tips in. the normal course for an investigation is to check every tip out. any information the police can get will be helpful. in anyone knows anything about lauren they need to give the cops a call. bill: that mist continues in indiana. meanwhile your mystery about your retirement continues. hit 65 and live the easy life within right? a new study shows you might be working into your as it. patti ann: remember the shrimp on the treadmill? the white house says it wants to get it arms around government waste.
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patti ann: developing on america's newsroom. on wall street stocks are set to open modestly higher. no economic reports are due out today. the u.s. navy intercepted a north korean ship suspected of carrying missiles to burma. the military has been repeatedly accused of ignoring international sanctions. bill: the media outlets and some people in the public digging through 24,000 pages of emails that sarah palin had during her time as alaska's government. this over a person who does not even hold office. john fund writes about that today in the "wall street journal." your opening line in the journal called the stalking of sarah palin. >> i'm glad alaska has this
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great freedom of information lou that allows these emails to go out. but this obsession with sarah palin she is not even governor anymore. she is unlikely to be a presidential dd is obsessive. especially since barack obama never released almost anything. it took us three years to get the long form of his birth certificate. we still don't have his application for the illinois bar and most of his college record for the record from the illinois state senate. it seems there was very little curiosity about barack obama's background and unlimited curiosity about sarah palin. bill: you have lawmakers in washington passing 2,000-page bills and don't read them. >> i wish the reporters that hadn't read the 2,000 page
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obama-care healthcare bill would have done that. we found out that sarah palin's daughter wanted a cell phone. we found out her views on dinosaurs. but in terms of scandal which is what people were mining for, not that much. bill: the daily telegraph * in london says it paints a picture of a idealistic, humerus and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics. you would have expected something different. >> there are some things in there that are not so flattering. she is thin skinned about criticism and obsessive about
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media coverage. i think they have been made for each other. they spend too much time looking at each other. bill: we'll look for your piece in the "wall street journal" today. andre a tantaros and bob beckel, good morning to both of you. what do you make of all this? >> i happen to agree with the telegraph * article. she looks good in some of these stories. she says she didn't get a lot of help from the bush administration, and alaska was her priority and not party pal politics. the rest of it was boring. we would probably have more interest in going through beckel's emails. >> if they looked like my emails it would sounds like the boston
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pops on the 4th of july. we are not getting into my emails. i don't know what everybody expected out of this thing. this woman has been investigated more than any politician in modern times. but from a democrat's standpoint, all this attention is more a problem for the republican democratic candidates, the more attention paid to her the less that's paid to the other people who will run against barack obama. she sucks the oxygen out of the room. bill: you knew what they were expecting. they were hoping for something that would make a headline. as andrea points out, it's not the case. >> she is thin skinned around the press. i don't know of a politician who isn't thin skinned about the press. it just so happens this woman -- i'm not sitting here as a
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defender of sarah palin. but i'm saying i think that if you get this kind of attention. eventually i'm surprised she hasn't blown up yet. >> nothing would delight you more than to have sarah palin blow up. >> that's wrong. >> i agree. i think most politicians are obsessive when it comes to coverage of them. so that was not a surprise. but i think the real loser is the mainstream media. they look like a bunch of scavengers. obsessive stalkers swarming around the email boxes when they were released. they were almost ripping them open with delight. it was bizarre. bill: do you think that will backfire in the end? >> we are sitting here talking about it. it's not just mainstream media, it's every media outlet there is. this woman -- it's unbelievable
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how she attracts the attention of everybody, and in the meantime, the rest of the media are running away from the republican presidential scds candidates like scalded dogs. mitt romney gave his announcement the same day she pulls in in her bus. bill: does this backfire? >> i think it does. they want to destroy her. or someone they think is so stupid. why do they spend so much time following her around. i think people are tiermd of it. i think the media continuously embarrass themselves when they .this kind of thing. i think as soon as the gop gets the nominee the media will be acutely focused on them. i think it's okay people are focused on other things besides the gop nominees.
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>> who are they going to focus on, harry reid? this woman is a personality. not that harry's not. >> the media has been pretty focused on anthony weiner. >> who is that? bill: a andrea, bob, thank you. go to foxnews.com/america's newsroom. there is a bya box on the web site. leave your question about anything rolling on your mind today. we are also on twitter@bill hemmer. thanks to all 3. >> his campaign took a serious body blow when his staff quit. bill: stopping the flow of pork. the white house announcing a plan to stop government waste. good luck with that.
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bill: a bit of a star-studded sendoff for a graduating class. dartmouth college has to prominent names. >> george herbert walker bush, in recognition of your fearless contributions to the military during world war ii and cold war effort, dartmouth award you doctor of laws. bill: honors at the new hampshire commencement. also on hand.
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late night host conan o'brien. >> i myers job is to illustrate that life is not fair. you have worked tirelessly for four years to earn the diploma you will be receiving this weekend. that was great. and dartmouth has given me the same degree for interviewing the fourth lead in "twilight." deal with it. another example that life is not fair. if it does rain the powerful rich people on stage get the tent. bill: life lessons. dartmouth. patti ann: weeks after a report on government waste uncovered a study of shrimp on the treadmill the white house is announce a new plan to cut fraud and abuse
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of government funds. what is the white house say being this new effort? >> the president himself says that what he wants to do is eliminate what he calls pointless waste and stupid spending. as you will remember the president first raised this in his state of the union address in which he point out 12 different government agencies dealing with international trade and two that regulate salmon. there was a report from the government accountability office and powngt out the duplications of agencies. this white house video was released. the government has thousands of unused and abandoned building across the country. they want to get rid of some of those. the government prints a federal register that practically nobody reads while it's on the internet anyway. there are too many government web site and the president gave
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this example. >> did you know the federal government pays for a web site devoted to a folk music ensemble of forest rangers in they are called the fiddling foresters. i'll put their music on my ipod but i'm not paying for their web site. patti ann: the president isn't at the white house today, how is this unveiled? >> reporter: vice president joe biden will be even veiling all this. the president signs an executive order putting joe biden in charge of this effort. the board will include federal watch dogs, deputy secretaries and the financial chiefs of government agencies. no reaction from republicans. they also want to eliminate waste in government spending.
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but they want to go much father and have key budget cuts. bill: that is the healthiest shrimp you will ever find. that shrimp is so strong from running on that wheel. there is an important hearing set to begin after u.s. weapons wound up in the hand of mexican drug lords. patti ann: reports of sweeping new powers for the fbi. why agents may be getting a lot more access to your life. you may not wanto face the fact that you're at greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. plavix helps protect people with acs against heart attack or stroke: people like you. it's one of the most researched prescription medicines. goes beyond what they do alone by helping to keep blood plelets from sticking and forming dangerous clots. plavix. protection against heart attack or stroke in people with acs.
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to see whether or not that woman, screen left, will be put on the stand, to defd herself. and -- in the murder trial, happening now, in orlando. "america's newsroom." in the meantime, here's a political shot from a relatively quiet candidate, the battle for 2012, tim pawlenty, taking aim at two political birds with one stone. the former minnesota governor, jabbing president obama on health care and at the same time, going after his fellow republican, presidential contender, mitt romney. that starts a brand new hour, good morning, everybody, hope you had a great weekend. patti ann: i did. bill: it is monday here in new york, i did, too. nice to see you, patti ann. patti ann: great to be here. bill: mar that tha is working a later. patti ann: tim pawlenty slams mitt romney, over the health care plan in massachusetts. >> you can take president obama's word for that. he said he designed obamacare
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after romney care and basically made it obam-ney care and we have essentially the same features and the president in his own words, patterned obamacare after what happened in massachusetts and what i don't understand, they both continue to defend it. bill: from chris wallace on fox news sunday. brit hume joining us. how is he handling the new phrase for pawlenty? >> i think it was a clever phrase, and, legitimate line of criticism of romney. the similarities, conceptual similarities between what the governor did in mass marachuset mass and what the president has done cannot be explained away and are real and it is not a personal attack. it is an attack on an issue and,
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the term obam-ney-care is catchy and clever and may stick around and we may hear it more and i thought from the beginning, i'm not the only person who thinks this, this is going to be an issue that will be hard for governor romney to shake. bill: conversely, how do you think romney is handling it? >> well, i think he is doing the best he can. remember, the bill -- politicians running for national office is allowed over the period of career at some length, switches and flip-flops, if you will, but there is a quota, and i think romney's problem with this issue is that had already exhausted his quota on such issues as abortion and gun control and to some extent, gay rights and perhaps other things to the point where he really couldn't flip on this one, particularly since he has run on this issue, with some pride, in 2008. so, he was too far out on the limb, and, when the obama measure was passed, to unanimous opposition to -- from republicans and, the -- to
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opposition from conservatives, of nearly every stripe, he was stuck with it. bill: based on the polling, i wonder if it is hurting him. granted, this is just -- people say it is his backyard, from massachusetts, the state of new hampshire, but here's what the polling shows already from about a week ago, he has 24% of the vote on top of sarah palin, 16% and you see herman cain, ron paul and pawlenty, 6% and another new hampshire primary. this asked among likely voters, in the republican party, in new hampshire. romney, 41%, giuliani, trailing far behind, number 2 at 9%. based on that, he's doing just fine. and, new hampshire... >> well, yeah, he is... bill:... from iowa... >> i agree, but he already pulled out of iowa, basically and will not contest there. and that means that he will, you know, have to play serious catch-up in new hampshire and he's in a good position in new hampshire. he's among the very best-known
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of the republican candidates, and he was around the last time, as you know, bill, the tradition with republicans is that, you know, the senior candidate who lost the last time, in the nomination fight is the sort of natural front-runner and is often nominated and i'm in the saying romney cannot be nominated but he has a mill stone around his neck he'll have to carry through the primary season and already decided that he cannot go to iowa, which means somebody will come out of iowa, not him, with a big head of steam, and new hampshire voters have a way of putting the kibosh on that. and, they may do so again, romney looks like a candidate who is trying to build an ark, expecting high and heavy waters. you know? he has been raising money and staying below the radar and has a big organization, and is trying to create something that can withstand losses. and carry through to the end. and, it may work. bill: a good analogy. >> he does have significant, significant things to carry.
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bill: and in his case it carries you through the valleys of owe paen -- potentially, iowa and south carolina. >> and south carolina could be an issue as you suggest, that's right. bill: great to see you again, bit human out of washington. >> you bet, bill. patti ann: a "fox news alert." thousands of evacuated residents in arizona are finally allowed to go home. firefighters giving them the okay after they say they've turned a corner in one of the largest wildfires in state history. many people cannot believe their homes are still standing. >> we thought it was going to burn. the fire was right there. i mean, we could see the flames and they was shooting up and we figured we wasn't gonna come back to this. >> there is still wind and hot spots up there, so, the fire was so unstoppable, it is hard to believe, maybe they really have it stopped in this direction. patti ann: casey steegel is live, right now, in springerville, with the latest for us, hey, casey. >> reporter: hey, patti ann, good to see you. this is finally moving in the
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right direction. but it is a 24-hour operation for the more than 4,000 firefighters from all over america, who are out here, on the fronts lines, trying to fight this. look at the dramatic images coming out of here, over the weekend. here's what is happening. the fire does continue to grow. but, now, it is just in more remote areas of the apache national forest and the white mountains, crews had great success in strengthening containment lines around populated areas and while the dense forest is providing fuel for the fire, it is no longer threatening nearly as many structures. that is why, we have seen the vast majority of mandatory evacuation orders, lifted yesterday. folks coming back for the first time, and, telling us the most difficult parts of the last two weeks. >> it was very much leaving town and coming back, the same emotions. i was so ready to get back home, that it was... it was pure joy.
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>> reporter: now, the picturesque communities of greer, nestled in the middle of the white mountains, just cannot catch a break. 22 homes out of the 30 total have burned in that community. and, fire is still all around it today. evacuation orders do remain in effect, for the town of greer and patti ann, the fire now at 10% containment. patti ann: all right, casey steegel, a long way to go. live in arizona, thank you. bill: some of the tornado survivors across the south and midwest are being told their homes were not damaged enough to qualify for federal aid. fema rejecting some residents in the tornado-referee vantaged area, deeming them ineligible for grant and saying, quote, based on your fema inspection we termed the disaster did not cause your home to be unsafe to live in. now, some folks who got that letter say their homes are nearly destroyed. or at least ripped to shreds and we don't have a firm number on
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those who were rejected. we'll we'll get that for you. patti ann: serious new warnings about your retirement. eye-opening research showing you may have to work well into your 70s or even 80s, just to afford it. according to a study, low income wage earners, people earning less than $12,000 a year have to work to 84 to pay for the basics, if you make $30,000 a year you can stop working at 76. and, even people raking in more than $70,000 a year, will have a tough time covering the cost of retirement, unless they keep working into their 70s. joining us now, fox business network's eric bolling. the host of fox business network's follow the money. hey, eric. >> how are you. patti ann: people used to retire in their 60s, what happened? >> well it is getting tougher and tougher to maintain the level of i guess your lifestyle, into your 60s and 70s now and the employee research bureau institute, you mentioned there. look, i made these nice cards and you did that already. the bottom line, if you make over $72,000 a year, the top
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quarter of the working public, you will be fine and you can probably retire at 65, assuming the money is there, in the social security system. and if you are in the middle section, 72 to 76 years old, to maintain your same standard of living and if you are in the lower quarter, under 11,700, you are likely going to have to live -- not only live, but work until you are 84 years old, to be able to retire with the same type of lifestyle. there are two things the stut study poi-- study points out, figure out where you are on the income ladder and make sure you are healthy enough to work past that age and, number 2, go ahead, if you can, continue to add to your 401(k), don't hit 65 and take out of your 401(k), continue to add. the likelihood is you will have to work further, or deeper into your age, just to maintain lifestyle. patti ann: if you are not yet at retirement age, people watching this, thinking i need to be more aggressive in my investments.
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>> i wouldn't do that, we know the stock market is quirky, and you never know, if it is right before retirement, we have some sort of financial melt down, that could really change the scenario. i think, the two important points are continue to save, if you can, don't look at 65 and say, okay. i have a big nest egg, let me splurge, i have saved my whole life. wait, to keep adding to your 401(k). it will not hurt and you can continue to do that and, number 2, stay healthy. that is very important. patti ann: stay healthy and live below your means. eric bolling, you can catch him on the fox business network on "follow the money", monday, tuesday, wednesday, friday at 10:00 p.m. eastern time. bill: the golden years, right? i know my parents say, there is nothing golden out the golden years, billie, the only thing that is gold about it is the gold that runs out of your pockets. patti ann: that is depressing! bill: love mom and dad! so honest! it was supposed to keep high powered weapons away from mexican warlords and instead, operation fast and furious flooded the bad guys with guns and now we wonder who you could
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♪ until the sun went down ♪ bill: at the moment, we're getting reports out of syria that says government troops are rounding up hundreds of its own people, army troops over the weekend, watch this video, taken from a cell phone camera, looks like, fighting their way to a key northern city, the tanks and helicopter gunships said to be opening fire, 7,000 syrians on
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the move, because of it. now, witnesses say many are seeking sanctuary in turkey. and thousands more, in refugee camps just inside the syrian border and there are reports that say 1300 have been shot and killed, in two months of violence. in that country. and, it is very difficult, to get accurate reporting inside of syria. western journalists are, frankly, forbidden. it is a difficult story for us to cover and we will be live many times on the eyewitness accounts, that are slowly creeping their way out but that is not a good story there. patti ann: not at all. bill: not a good headline. patti ann: we'll keep our eye on that, too. in the meantime a former california transit officer convicted in a deadly shooting of an unarmed man, is out of jail, early today. he is serving 11 months of a two-year sentence and here is cell phone. >> from an oakland train station in 2009 and you can see he's standing over a man in handcuffs and he takes out his gun and shoots him in the back and the
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jury found that he meant to use the stun gun as he said and they convicted him of involuntary manslaughter and, yesterday, hundreds of demonstrators in oakland protested his release. the victim's uncle spoke out, take a listen: >> this needs to stop, and the only way it is going to stop is if we all stand together. i mean, while hives hei was dow people said speak louder. our voices are whispers in the wind, until we all stand together. patti ann: the victim, oscar grant. bill: an autism study, getting focus. researchers suggesting routine screening of toddlers is inaccurate and might even be harmful in the end. dr. marc siegel, a member of the fox news medical a-team and, doctor o medicine at the nyu
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medical center. the study was significant? large? how big. >> they looked at thousands of kids in hamilton, ontario. in canada and they were reacting to what we do in the u.s., the american academy of pediatrics says it should be part of every doctor's screening of children. a quick, rapid screening to see if the kid has autistic spectrum disorder in preschool years. what is that? it is an inability to communicate, to behave properly for your age, and your language skills and there's a whole spectrum from mild to severe and the study says, hey, wait. how accurate is the test? are you stigmatizing kids? do they have another problem, very shy, anxiety, something at home is bothering them and once you label them, what is that doing? and the other point the study makes is, if you are accurately diagnosing the kids, what are you offering them? is the intervention you are using actually working? bill: so, they concluded it is better not to do anything,
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rather than do something in terms of testing the toddler at a young age and you find this as a good report? >> i think it is -- >> why. >> it is a very important report but i don't think the conclusion here is to do nothing. the conclusion here is to not make this part of every, single screening. and -- that goes on in a doctor's office, take a step back, the points they are making is, let's improve the tests and not put it on everyone. and, let's make sure that it is appropriate to use, i don't think they are saying, don't test anyone, i mean, 1% of the children in the u.s., suffer from autistic spectrum disorder -- >> let me back up toen accura b accurate, the lead line is, there is no evidence to support screening toddlers for autism and i don't want to blow by your points, children develop at dinner rates. >> exactly. bill: that is important. >> especially boys, guys like you and me develop more slowly. bill: and what about missed diagnosis? what can that lead to.
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>> i'm worried -- not alone -- i am worried it leads to stigmatizing the kid, and some of the things they do in the routine tests, bill, eye contact, that could be shyness and gestures kids use, the study points out they are not always reproducible and you may use a strange gesture and may not have autism and eye contact can be... bill: shyness goes with the whole idea of developing a different -- at different rates. bottom line, what is the takeaway from the study for parents watching this today. >> my opinion, the takeaway, the academy of neurology said in 2000, start screening kids more and more not to miss this and the takeaway is maybe we are being too aggressive and ought to take a step back and develop the tests a little better. bill: doctor, thank you. and when they do we'll talk about it more, too. marc siegel. >> great to see you, bill. bill: you, too, patti ann. patti ann: i recess in the casey anthony trial. the defense will be arguing it
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patti ann: developing right now, in "america's newsroom," citigroup is under fire, today, for waiting as many as three weeks to notify customers about a security breach. the company claims the accounts of only 1% of north american bank card customers were hacked. jurors starting their first full
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day of deliberations, in the retrial of former illinois governor rod blagojevich. he's charged with corruption, and, accused of trying to sell former president barack obama's old senate seat. and torrential rains are triggering deadly floods and lan slides in china. at least 94 people have been killed, and, 78 more, are missing. bill? bill: okay, patti ann, news from your home... home equity at lowest levels since world war ii and likely to keep falling, average home equity, the difference between what you owe on your home and the market value, 83% back in 1946, when they started keeping track. january, 2001, it was still at 61% and that was pretty good and today you are looking at 38%. steven moore is a senior economic writer for the "wall street journal." and, good morning to you. the lowest percentage since world war ii? sounds ominous. >> it is pretty lousy news and
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it is not too surprising. we saw last week housing prices are now lower than they have been at any time since 2002, and so this is a consequence of falling home prices. what is scary -- most scary about this statistic, is that about 1 in 4 americans now, bill, have negative equity in their home, which means they are high-risk for foreclosure or going into default if they have less equity than the house is worth. and, that is a big problem, but you know, i have to say something positive, i think we are close to the bottom on the housing market. and i actually think, right now, if you think about that, bill, somebody who doesn't own a home and looking at buying a home, think about this: you have record low home prices, right? and you have the lowest mortgage interest rates we've had in 40 years and the combination of those things, i think, keep your fingers crossed will cause a housing rebound sometime later this year. bill: look, you are right about the interest rates. and, it is a buyer's market. >> no question. bill: but, i mean, we talked so
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many times about being at the bottom, and being ready for a rebound. >> exactly. bill: what information are you working off of, that would lead you to conclude this now. >> let me say this: one of the problems has been, over the last couple of years, bill, the reason we haven't reached a bottom, is that washington has not allowed that to happen, as you know, we spent 400 to $500 billion in mortgage modification programs, trying to artificially lift housing prices and did the same with the $8,000 new homebuyer tax credit. and all of those programs, sort of delayed the reaching of the bottom of the market. those are all -- passed through the system and i think we are close and, look, if we get back to 3-4% economic growth, if we get job creation which i think we will get, later this year, then the economy starts to turn around and housing is going to pick up. so... bill: what you are saying, is that the system that has been in place to keep the market afloat from entirely collapsing yet again is about to run out and
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then you rebuild from there? is that how you see the floor at the moment? >> exactly. what i'm saying, bill, the government has not allowed the housing market to hit the bottom because of the programs i mentioned. i think now, we are getting really close to the very bottom of the market, i mean, you have houses in places like nevada, and florida and california, bill, that are selling for less than the cost to build the house and so there's a lot of bargains out there and, think about this. there has not been any new housing construction in the country for the last couple of years. bill: a huge drag on the economy, also. i hope you are right, you know? we're looking for the evidence, but, the number you give, one out of every 4 homeowners in america have zero or negative equity. that is -- does very little for building a network. >> let me say something about that. this is important. i think one of the fundamental mistakes we made, in the last ten years when we built up the housing bubble, bill, is we
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moved away from higher down payments, remember, during the height of the house frenzy you could get a 2 or 3% down payment home. and, that made no sense. and it made people -- so, look, what i'll saying, bill, let's go back to the idea, old-fashioned idea of 10, 20% down payments on homes, the way it used to be in the 1950s, '60s, '70s and if you have a high down payment the threat of default and delinquency and foreclosure is substantially reduced. bill: stephen moore from the "wall street journal," thanks for that. okay? the banks would probably agree with that and they have moved that way, based on loans they are giving out now. patti ann: new reports of fbi agents getting serious new powers. what they say they need, now, to track criminals and terrorists. i don't know. i probably feel about thirty. how is it that we don't act our age [ marcie ] you keep us young. [ kurt ] we were having too much fun we weren't thinking about a will at that time. we have responsibilities to the kids and ourselves. we're the vargos and we created our wills on legalzoom.
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which can help ler a1c. glucerna products help me keep everything balanced. [ golf ubs clanking ] [ husband ] i'm good! well, almost everything. [ male announcer ] glucerna. delicious shakes and bars. helping people with diabetes find balance. bill: breaking news right now, that could affect a lot of americans, privacy concerns, over fbi agents getting significant new powers, one rule allowing agents to dig through your personal trash. and the fbi says the changes are needed to help track down criminals and terrorists and catherine herridge, our national correspondent on this, live, good morning to you, who is taking out the trash now. >> reporter: the story that gives you more reason to think about shredding the paperwork going into your garbage, based on the "new york times" story, the feedback from agents, not sweeping new powers and the "new york times" was first to report
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this morning, there were changes which are said to include more leeway for fbi agents to look into organizations, or individual suspects in the e o proactive way without strong evidence of criminal behavior and they have more flexibility to search database without opening a record of their decision and as an example, agents say they want more flexibility and the ability to go through someone's garbage and use what they find to pressure the individual to cooperate, in the investigation, bill? bill: so who is objecting on this? >> reporter: well, the usual group, as you would expect, and others, civil liberties groups were briefed on the changes which are not official yet and the aclu says it opens the door as to whether agents are crossing the line and abusing the powers, because without the record in the system it will be harder to track who the bureau paid more attention to in the past, quoted, claiming additional authorities to investigate people only for their potential for a-- opening further raises the potential for abuse, at a time when the fbi is
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focused on small cell or lone wolf plots, here in the u.s. bill: that is an interesting note at the end, catherine as you have reported on for years, for us. >> reporter: absolutely, yeah. bill: catherine herridge on the hill, thank you. >> reporter: you are welcome. patti ann: all set for a heated hearing on capitol hill, after a botched mission that armed mexico's ruthless cartels. operation fast and furious deliberately allowed known criminals to traffic high powered american weapons to mexico. and the idea was to track their movements, and eventually cut off the flow of fire power. but the problem is, they lost track, california republican darrell issa is the chairman of the house oversight and government reform committee. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me on, on this important issue. as you know, today, we'll be hearing from basically experts on whether or not congress has the right to do this kind of investigation. the ranking member has consistently blocked and obstructed the investigation.
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so, we are having a hearing in which people who know the constitution, know the law, know the history can tell us why this investigation has to go forward. on wednesday, we'll have the first hearing on the substance, the actual people involved in it, both quite frankly as to the mistakes that were made from the very beginning, but, also, from the families of the victims. you know, this is not a -- an accident that doesn't have consequences, on both sides of the border. patti ann: as a new atf investigation revealed that 70% of guns recovered in mexico passed through the united states. at some point. and, of course, there are several sources, some of these are bought in the u.s., critics say, exploiting lacks gun law enforcement and others are imported from run, china, central america and some, as we have said, are entering mexico -- or did, through the "operation fast and furious" designed to track the weapons.
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were some of those weapons track and did it lead to some beneficial information? and, some kind of a stemming of the flow? >> none whatsoever. as a matter of fact the opposite. what they've done is simply indicted those people who they already had on videotape and could have indicted them a year earlier and kept the guns from walking. what they are doing is covering their backsides. and, quite frankly, when you hear from handguns and other groups who wants the assault weapons ban put back on, what you see is a link between the administration, who is very anti-gun, but, let this happen, and, those who are now jumping on board, taking advantage and trying to say that the real problem is americans' right to bear arms, and, when it is just the opposite. these gun dealers reported promptly the attempt for purchases and instead of being told, okay, let's arrest these people, they got just the opposite, which was, go ahead and sell them, we'll take care of it. but, they didn't.
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patti ann: so, you are talking about the fact that the hearing today is to determine whether or not the hearing on wednesday can even take place. are you implying the government is trying to cover up or bury this supposedly botched operation? >> the government has been trying to cover up, bury and thwart this by using alelijah cummings and, they went to their agents and told them not to talk to us and there has been real interference from day one and today's hearing is to make it clear, we are not going away. we have a constitutional obligations and we have an obligation on behalf of the families, both on the north and south side of the u.s. border, who have lost their loved ones, because these weapons were let walk, deliberately. patti ann: and speaking of those families, the family of ryan perry will be testifying in the hearing. remind us, of his story. >> well, the thing that is sad
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about him is, the family has never gotten a full and complete answer. at first they tried to tell the family these, in fact, were not related. and, then they continued to give half answers and we'll hear how families of people who were killed by these weapons were treated. but we have more than this. we have suspicions of many more losses and as you know, the mexican government has seen these weapons and is quite concerned that this 2000 or 3000 weapons, may be the tip of the iceberg. and, when they say, 70% come from north of the border, we shouldn't have helped them at such a fast rate and, clearly, some of the .50 caliber and assault weapons were among the most powerful to be sold and were allowed to be sold in vast quantities. patti ann: we have to leave it there, congressman darrell issa. thank you. bill: going nuts in dallas! and for good reason, the mavericks won the first nba
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title late last night. >> and the celebration will begin! the dallas mavericks are nba champions! the first title in franchise history! bill: and, 6 games, the mavs take down lebron james and the miami heat. wow! that victory set off hours of celebrations. for fans back in dallas. patti ann: days? bill: days, right. arguably weeks! and, the videotape is from inside the arena. great game, i stayed up late, i saw those bags under your eyes. bill: i have bags every day but these are heavier than most and congratulations to the dallas mavericks. it made for a very exciting post season and i bet the game last night, it may set a record for viewing we haven't seen in quite some time. a lot of people talked about that. anyway, a parade en aboin aboutk and we'll watch it then. patti ann: you may think you are solid as a rock but you are no match for mother nature. note to self, don't get out of a
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bill: what we were over -- we were over 12,000 before the commercial ended. and up 38 points, right now and we dipped below 12,000 last week and a lot of talk over the weekend, the bears are back and talk about a double dip recession and hopefully we will not go that way and the president will talk about jobs and the economy next hour and, the dow back above 12,000, came back a little bit. wanted to let you know what is happening on wall street as we begin another week here on this monday.
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patti ann: right now, key evidence is being presented in the casey anthony murder trial, we'll be looking at live pictures from inside the courtroom. prosecutors laying out forensic evidence and damaging testimony hoping to prove that casey not only killed her daughter, but, also, lied about it. >> let me give you a hypothetical. that the body of a young child was stored in the trunk of that car, for a period of time. and, then removed and deposited in another location. does that fit with the evidence you found. >> absolutely. patti ann: let's bring in our legal panel, orlando defense attorney diana tenet and donald schweitzer, a former prosecutor and former detective with the santa ana police department. thanks for joining us. i'll start with the latest developments, today, this morning, on the stand, the hair and fiber expert for the fbi, analyzed a sample of hair taken from the trunk of casey anthony's car and compared it
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with samples taken from the skull of two-year-old caylee anthony and he testified this morning, that there was more decompensation on the hairs taken from the skull than on that fund in the trunk. diana, what does that indicate? >> well, i think what the state is trying to argue is, again, separating the length of time that the body was in the car, versus the lengths of time it was decomposing in the woods and would you expect there to be more decompensation when it was found six months later than during the 3, 4, 5 days it appears the body was in the trunk. patti ann: donald? >> i would agree, that that is probably what the state is trying to prove. i would question them spending a lot of time on the evidence, though, since the defense has stated that the child was drowned and -- it was an accident and that they did carded the body in a crude fashion -- discarded' body in a crude fashion and wouldn't want to see them spending a lot of time on this.
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patti ann: this defense will make their case soon and they have a lot of explaining to do. they have told many different stories about what happened here and, finally, landed on the story that the child drowned in the swimming pool and they tried to cover it up, and hid the body, et cetera. is that a big bar to try to meet there? >> unfortunately for the defense they are so boxed in with the opening statement, a, she has to testify, they have no evidence of most of that without her testimony, and, b, they have got to deal with this body not in the trunk. as far as their story is concerned. i don't know why they put themselves out on a limb that far and i don't know how they didn't realize that that evidence was going to be so compelling and overwhelming, i don't think any of those jurors did not believe the body was not in the car and they should have embraced it to me, carrying around your dead child 3-5 days in your trunk is really, really crazy and would have fit nicely, frankly into their theory. >> donald, does she testify?
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>> i think she has to testify as well. there is nobody else to now tell the story as baez told the story in the opening statement and they have a real problem, because casey anthony is not a good witness. she's a bad liar that tells multiple versions of her story, every time. and i think that she'll be a sitting duck for the prosecution and the prosecution is right now, wringing his hands, waiting for her to take the stand. patti ann: diana, if she is convicted, what happens in the dealt penalty phase? >> well, i think the death penalty phase, if she is convicted of first, and keep in mind it is first degree premeditated part that might be the most disc hurdle for the state to leap but it will be relatively short and they don't have any kind of prior act evidence, the state does not, there is very limited evidence that you can give in a penalty phase and limited reasons you can ask them to give the death penalty and really the age of the victim is probably the biggest thing they've got. i've said from day one, i don't think it is a death penalty case
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and i don't think judge perry, knowing him the way i do, i don't see him giving him the death penalty. >> donald, what do you predict will happen here? i don't entirely disagree with that analysis. the only thing i would say, the prosecution has to package it, as casey anthony, as a cold-blooded killer, dressed up like a young mom and she is somebody, that has shown absolutely no remorse and, she is willing to put her own family, her father and her brother, put them under the bus in order to try to, you know, save herself and, this is somebody that is cold, calculated and, did everything you would expect a horrible person to do. and, so they have that going for them, but her age and the fact that she no priors will play into that. patti ann: donald schweitzer and diana tenet, thanks for joining us. >> thanks. bill: 12 minutes before the hour, jon scott is working a lot of stuff down there in the newsroom. what is happening, jon. >> this is true, mr. hemmer, how are you? in a couple of minutes, two
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reports on national security getting our attention, reports the u.s. government is funding a secret shadow internet. why? it could work around repressive governments in case of need and plus they arrive in the u.s. with visas in hand but do they ever return home? a glaring hole in homeland security. we'll tell you about that, coming up and plus, brand new polling on the republicans who wants to win the white house. who do voters like you like best? to run against president obama? coming up, happening now. bill: we'll see you then, okay? 10 minutes away. a wicked storm front moving in, right? don't get out of your car. in a moment, how this woman got exceedingly lucky. >> drove under here and then, it started getting windy and i couldn't see anything and i opened the door, somehow and, they helped me in. all strangers in the one guy's car, but i thanked them so many times for letting me into their car.
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patti ann: perfect example of what not to do when mother nature gets angry. green bay, wisconsin, violent winds and rain, moving in, and a 19-year-old girl gets out of her car at the gas station, and gets blown away. literally. the wind so strong, it knocked her off her feet and right into a nearby gas pump and a car full of people parked nearby pulled her inside, and amazingly, she was not injured. bill: she'll pick another time to get gas, next time! you will get a pretty good look at those pursuing the republican nomination a bit later today. 7 of the top declared republican candidates for the white house are in new hampshire, for that state's first debate. carl cameron is live in manchester, new hampshire, there, good morning, carl, hello. >> reporter: hi, bill, well, it is the second debate of the campaign season, and, the first in the first-of-the-nation primary state and there will be
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debate debuters here, it will be mitt romney's first appearance with the rest of the field, and michelle bachmann is not officially a candidate yet, and she'll also be here and newt gingrich whose campaign lost most of its staffers last week and mitt romney leads all the polls in new hampshire, by some accounts, almost a prohibitive front-runner's lead and he'll be the center of attention tonight and the focus of a great deal of criticism from the fellow republicans and to shift the focus to president obama, mitt romney put out a web video trying to focus on the economy, and, using the president's own words, against him, to chugg su he is out of touch. listen to this: >> president barack obama: there will always be bumps on the road to recovery. ♪ ♪ >> i'm an american, not a bump in the road. >> i'm an american, not a bump in the road.
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>> reporter: it will be difficult for mitt romney to put the focus entirely on president obama tonight, he'll be a big part of the criticism and already some of the roster, particularly, minnesota former governor tim pawlenty is taking aim at mitt romney, suggesting that he has a lot of explaining to do, for the health care law, that romney signed as governor of massachusetts, five years ago, something that is unpopular and constantly linked to the president's national health care reform and here's tim pawlenty. >> it is obvious -- and president said in his own words -- that he patterned obamacare after the health care plan in massachusetts. and, merged those things together, to form obamacare, as i call it, obam-ney care. >> reporter: it is a two hour debate tonight, and, there is question as to how many republicans are likely to be watching, because, while the would-be republican presidents will be on the stage debating tonight, the boston bruins will be on the ice, the nhl stanley
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cup finals, game 6 is tonight against the vancouver can numbers and go bs, and a lot of folks in new hampshire will be watching that. bill: thank you, carl. carl cameron live in new hampshire, thank you. patti ann: will he stay or will he go? congressman anthony wiener says he is not leaving but that is not silencing the calls for him to step down. >> 17-year-old girls are interacting with a 46-year-old man. >> that's right. >> that is disgusting. >> he's a liar and i can never, ever, believe anything that this man says. [ male announcer ] if you've been to the hospital with heart-related chest pain or a heart attack known as acs, you may not wanto face the fact that you're at greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. plavix helps protect people with acs against heart attack or stroke: people like you.
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[soft music] ♪ >> reporter: he is officially the world's shortest living man. he stands just 23.6 inches tall. he is now in the guinness book of world records. no one can explain why he stopped growing a few months after his birth. the title does not come with any cash award. bill: they should give him some money, right? he's big man on campu
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